Mara – reporting blog #4 #metoo #churchtoo

The continuing story of reporting abuse and rape to the church and police. Shared in order to support survivors who wish to report and to support good practice by those whose job it is to respond, within a truth and restoration perspective. #Trigger warning# I will never share details of my abuse, but mentioning what


Pain #metoo #churchtoo

In the abuse survivor peer group I belong to, we often discuss emotional suffering – “how much you hurt as a human being” (Shniedman 1996). We experience it as deep and contemporaneous, even when the trauma is not recent. At times we characterise it as despairing, dissociative, represented by Van Gogh’s image, Sorrowing old man